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You can place residential wood debris curbside with your regular trash.

Wood debris includes:

  • Tree branches and limbs
  • Twigs 1/2 inch in diameter or larger
  • Firewood
  • Bushes and shrubs
  • Lumber and other debris from do-it-yourself home projects

To dispose of residential wood debris, you must:

  • Securely tie it in bales no more than two feet high and four feet long.
  • Use twine or rope to tie up the bundles of wood. Don't use nylon line, tape, or other binding material.
  • Remove any nails from the wood.
  • Place the bundles out curbside between 4 PM and midnight the day before your trash day.

Wood debris from construction or home improvement projects is considered commercial waste unless you did the work yourself and did not hire anyone to help.

If you are doing a major construction or renovation project in your home, and you hire someone to help, they are responsible for disposing of lumber and other construction material.

If you did repair work in your own home and didn’t hire anyone to help, you can place the items out for collection with your regular trash.

The Department of Parks and Recreation will clean up all or part of a curbside tree that is damaged as a result of weather related activity or other causes.

When a forestry crew cannot immediately remove the debris resulting from their work, they will leave the brush or logs neatly piled near the curb. A crew will be assigned to the debris removal, and the matter will be resolved as soon as possible. The worksites are left as clean as possible, but the area may not always be completely free of small twigs, leaves, chippings, or sawdust.

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